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Gaming PC vs Console, which is better?

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 Gaming PC setup. (Courtesy)

Every gamer, including parents wanting to provide the finest gaming experience for their children, has considered this subject at some point.

It’s an intriguing question, given that most homes have PCs, and you might be wondering why anyone would buy a console.

While the money is the primary worry, there are other elements to consider for a great gaming experience, including the visuals, greatest multiplayer possibilities, technical skills, and available upgrades.

Let us examine the advantages and disadvantages of these platforms while evaluating both sides of the gaming business.

All said and done, the battle stems down to a few things.

Budget

If you go for a gaming PC instead of a console, you will pay more money. When it comes to PC upgrades, you’ll need to know when and how to replace both your hardware and software. However, console hardware rarely changes.

Consoles are also not inexpensive either, a console’s initial asking price will get you a PC with higher specs, but you’ll end up paying considerably more on a PC than on a console in the long run.

Technical skills and upgrades

PC gamers require higher technical skills. They may also be required to know how to install new drivers and upgrade the PC’s hardware components. Although console gamers may require knowledge of how to install a new driver, it is not required.

Unlike their console counterparts, PC upgrades are not for the faint of heart; they are comprehensive and require some knowledge.

Console gaming

If you opt to buy a gaming PC, consoles will easily outperform you. However, while a regular PC may operate, it will not provide the best gaming experience therefore you ought to get a customized gaming PC.

Consoles have a simple setup and you may start paying right away soon you have them out of the box. While the relative pricing of consoles and PCs are arguable, consoles are generally less expensive. Plus newer console systems can stream movies, TV episodes, and music, making owning a console even more appealing.

Once you start playing, you don’t even worry about your hardware becoming obsolete. Unlike PC where you need upgrades every now and then. But console manufacturers also come up with new designs which might render the old console obsolete for new games.

Consoles have improved online multiplayer capability by including in-game dialogue and online game sharing, which is ideal for playing with friends.

Wireless controllers allow you to be more active while playing. Many consoles have games that increase your physical activity and skills.

On the other hand, PC gaming also has its advantages.

You can customize PC hardware. While this basically comes as one of the downsides of PC gaming, it is also one of the strongest advantages. As a gamer you get to build and customize your own gaming PC for the best of your experience.

With your PC you can also control how sharp the visuals are either with it’s integrated graphics or with a graphics processing unit or graphics card. Furthermore, on a PC, you can also game on multiple screens at one time.

PC users have a large selection of controllers and mouse to choose from. Wireless controllers, joysticks, and even a steering wheel for racing games are available on most platforms, allowing gamers to kick back and relax.

When precision is required, PC users might use a gaming mouse. Gaming mouse are specially precise, giving you unrivaled control and precision while playing first-person shooting games. Professional gamers choose these since they can’t afford anything less than flawless accuracy.

While many gamers focus on the expense of establishing a PC, one of the less well-publicized benefits of PC gaming is the pricing of PC games. Many digital distribution channels now sell PC games, allowing gamers to compare prices and discover that PC games are sometimes less expensive than console-specific versions.

Verdict        

Gaming PCs are generally expensive while consoles are significantly cheaper for the hardware you get and, especially the current generation models, are great performers.

But, a PC does a lot more compared to any console. Be it video editing, streaming, coding, entertainment, browsing the web and practically anything. Well, for consoles you only get to play. So the choice solely depends on you.

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